Even more memories of Grandmother Beckstrand
I discovered some pictures this week. And that brought back even more memories of my grandparents.
Here are Grandmother and Grandfather standing in their backyard. It looks like Grandfather is wearing his barbecuing apron. We loved exploring behind the shed and garage while dinner was cooking! Grandmother (on the right) with her sister Mabel
I'm not sure when this picture was taken, although I suspect it's about 1961. I'm also not positive who everyone is, but these are my guesses:
Back row: Nadine Nalder, Beverly Nalder, Mabel Nalder, Judi Beckstrand, Shelley Beckstrand, Thane Beckstrand, Carol Beckstrand, ?, ?, ?
Front row: ?, Vernard Beckstrand, Nels Beckstrand, Ethel Beckstrand
(I thought the man on the right might be Martin Nalder, but he never married, and this man looks like he belongs to the lady and two little girls! Anyone know who they are?)
I turned 16 while we were on vacation in Utah. When we arrived back in California it was time to celebrate with the grandparents. Unfortunately, Grandmother had broken her ankle and was confined to bed. So, we had the party in her bedroom. Opening presents on her bed was definitely a unique experience!